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Football capsule: South Kitsap at Bellarmine Prep
South Kitsap Wolves (1-4) @ Bellarmine Prep Lions (5-0)
@ Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma
Bellarmine Prep Coach: Tom Larsen, eighth year
League Affiliation: Narrows League
Offensive formation: Doubles open
Defensive formation: 3-3
Last year’s Record: 5-5
2009 playoff results: Bellarmine Prep did not qualify for the playoffs.
Key returners: RB/LB Scott Comfort, 5-9, 161, sr.; DE Zach Fuller, 6-0, 219, jr.; TE/LB Ben King, 6-1, 191, sr.; RB/LB Joseph Lovejoy, 5-9, 181, jr.; C Paul Lunsford, 5-9, 215, sr.; TE/LB Bryce Plancich, 6-1, 178, sr.; WR/DB Michael Rector, 6-1, 170, jr.; WR/S Jake Wisness, 6-1, 188, sr.; OL/DL Dominic Woolery, 6-3, 218, sr.
Bellarmine Prep vs. South Kitsap: South leads the series 23-4.
Last meeting with South Kitsap: The Wolves won 15-7 last season.
D.J. Sigurdson vs. Bellarmine Prep: 4-0.
Last week: The Lions won 33-13 at Central Kitsap.
POI pick: Bellarmine Prep 28, South Kitsap 7.
Overview: Larsen has turned the offense over to 6-foot-3, 212-pound sophomore Sefo Liufau with strong results. Liufau has completed 51 of 87 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns. But the Lions always have been a run-first team under Larsen. Lovejoy leads the team with 322 yards and two touchdowns on 76 carries. Rector, who has 362 yards and two touchdowns on 17 receptions, is Liufau’s favorite target. As versatile as the Lions are on offense — they rank third in 4A Narrows with an average of 26.4 points per game — defense has helped them remain undefeated. Bellarmine allows an average of just 8.2 points per game, which is best in the league. South has won 11 consecutive games against the Lions. Bellarmine’s last win was 14-10 in 1989.